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Embrey Mill Happenings

Get Fit in Embrey Mill!

1/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Here at Embrey Mill we offer a variety of opportunities to keep fit without leaving the community. 

Our pool is equipped with five lap lanes separate from the kid’s splash zone area. The Fitness Center at the Embrey House is armed with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment.  If you want to enjoy the great outdoors take a walk/run on our Rocky Run Trail.


Take a Stroll Nearby at Government Island

1/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Located in the heart of Stafford; off Route 1 and Coal Landing Road, Government Island offers a bit of history combined with scenic trails. As a designated site on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail this site offers easy walking trails for all ages, including dogs.

Tags: Embrey Mill,things to do nearby

New Home Construction Versus Resale

2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill features 7 builders with 10 models serving as the top destination in Stafford to tour decorated homes. A big question that gets asked by shoppers is what is the difference when it comes to buying new versus a resale, so here are some tips that can help you distinguish between the two. 

Tags: new construction

Welcome to Embrey Mill Chef Rob!

11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Grounds Bistro and Cafe has a new Executive Chef and Manager! Embrey Mill couldn't be more excited to welcome Chef Rob!

Tags: Grounds Cafe

Colonial Forge Artisan Bazaar

11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Colonial Forge Athletic Boosters hosted their 18th annual Artisan Bazaar at Colonial Forge High on October 29. The event brought together over 125 crafters and vendors from the local area.


Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day?

11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

In 1918 the armistice that ended World War I was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The armistice meant the five year war was over. 


Greenlight A Vet

11/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join the Movement!

Embrey Mill is honoring our veterans this year by participating in #Greenlight A Vet for the month of November.



Give the Pooch a Smooch

10/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Pets make our families feel complete and we want them to love the neighborhood as much as we do!

Tags: Dog Park,Amenities

Halloween 5k & Monster Mile!

10/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill and The Rouse Center are proud to present the first Halloween 5k & Monster Mile on October 29, 2016.

Dust off your sneakers and join us for a run!

Tags: Events

It’s a Mailbox…It’s a Bird House…No, Wait, It’s a Library!!!

9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Little Free Library at Embrey Mill

Boosting reading and neighborliness is our intent in launching our new Little Free Libraries. With a roof and plexiglass windows and doors, Little Free Libraries look like dollhouses for books.


Tags: Parks,Library,Family Fun

Open Floor Plans: The Way We Live Today

8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. The arrangement of rooms, the flow from one room to another and the use of space help determine the feel of your new home.


Embrey Mill Road Rally Sponsored by HobbyTown USA!

8/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, August 27th for the first ever Embrey Mill Road Rally! We're excited to bring remote control cars, sponsored by HobbyTown USA, to Racetrack Park for kids and adults to race for prizes!

Tags: Events

Wine and Design!

8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Feeling like you need to escape from the daily grind? Painting is a naturally therapeutic activity that reduces stress and restores mental energy. The wine doesn't hurt either! Wine and Design lets the inner artist in you come out naturally.

Tags: Events and Activities,Event

Chillin’ and Grillin'

8/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us for part 1 of the Chillin’ and Grillin' culinary demonstrations on August 20th at the Embrey House Patio. Part 2 is on August 27th!

Chef Dave Smith – Chef/Owner of TheFoodNomad A Personal Chef Service in Stafford will conduct a series of culinary demonstrations on the patio of The Before and After Café.

Tags: Events

Movie in the Park!

8/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

August 13th brings Inside out, a kid favorite Pixar film, to the outdoor screen at Festival Park in Embrey Mill! You won't want to miss out on the fun!

Tags: Events and Activities,events

The Hit List 80's Cover Band

8/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

You don't want to miss this trip back to the 80's with the Hit List 80's cover band "for sure".

Tags: Events and Activities

Yoga in the Park!

8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Namaste! Join us for Sunset Yoga with instructors from Latitude Yoga Co. on August 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th! Head over to the lawn next to Embrey House for yoga every Sunday at 7pm. Then on Thursdays join us for Family Yoga at the Tot Lot on August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

Tags: Events and Activities

Music Box - Rasta Miles

7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rasta Mills band is back with their soulful reggae sounds on July 29th at 7:00pm.

Tags: Events and Activities

Movie in the Park! Cars

7/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Upcoming movie  in the park: Cars

Tags: Events and Activities

The High Energy Magic of Speed Show

7/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Come down to enjoy a magical night at Festival Park on July 16 at 6pm. Experience the High Energy Magic and Comedy of one of the East Coast’s premiere entertainers… Speed.

Tags: Events and Activities

Star Party

7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

On July 15 at 8pm we will be hosting a Star Party at the Embrey House Patio. This event features a NASA Solar System Ambassador, astronomer and Stafford resident David Abbou.

Tags: Events and Activities

7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Wanna know the difference of buying a home new and buying a resale? Here are 7 reasons why buying a new home makes the most sense.


Tags: Buying a new home

Weekend Wineries

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Who needs California wine country when you’ve got top-notch wineries in your backyard? Virginia stands as the 5th largest wine-producing region in the US, and Embrey Mill is located within easy driving distance of many of those vineyards. Embrace your inner sommelier with these weekend winery adventures.

Tags: Nearby Attractions,Road trip

4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges from time to time — especially when enjoying your new home. Here are a few low-key ways to achieve harmony with your pets!


The D.C. Cheat Sheet

7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s so much to do and see in D.C. that sometimes it’s hard to focus on a destination when friends and family pay a visit. So for quick reference, here’s a list of our top picks:

Tags: Washington DC,Nearby Attractions,things to do nearby

5 Reasons Lake Anna is a Weekender Must

7/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Get your splash on come summertime at Lake Anna, a local favorite of Embrey Mill residents. Only about an hour’s drive from door to shore, Lake Anna offers easy boat launch access and plenty of activities in, out, and around the water.

Tags: Road trip,Adventures

5 Virginia Motorcycle Adventures

7/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the end of a long week, nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley on your bike. Check out some incredible motorcycle trips you can take from your home at Embrey Mill.

Tags: Fun Things to Do,Road trip,Adventures

Yoga in the Park

7/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Namaste! Join us for Sunset Yoga with instructors from Latitude Yoga Co. on July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24thand 31st! Head over to the lawn next to Embrey House for yoga every Sunday at 7pm.

Tags: Events and Activities

Summer Loving: Outdoor Entertaining

7/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

A favorite of kids and adults alike, yard parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors and make the most of the region’s four distinct seasons. With spacious backyards and plenty of green spaces, Embrey Mill is uniquely situated for outdoor entertaining. Make yours the best on the block with these helpful tips.

Tags: Summer Time Fun,Fun Things to Do

Exploring Charming Fredericksburg

7/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Half an hour away from Embrey Mill you’ll find small-town charm and big-city spirit in Fredericksburg, VA. Whether you’re a foodie, budding historian, or shopping enthusiast, there’s something to love in this classic town. Here’s a quick run-down of top picks.

Tags: Nearby Attractions

Movie in the Park! The Lorax

7/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s CONTEST time again! To tie into the nature-loving, tree-hugging theme of our upcoming Movie in the Park, The Lorax, kids and families are challenged to take a picture hugging a tree!

Tags: Events and Activities

Embrey Mill Road Rally

7/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, July 30 for the first ever Embrey Mill Road Rally!

Tags: Events and Activities

5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from to make your transition a happy one.

Tags: Selling your home

Join us for the Fourth of July!

7/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Get your bikes, tikes, shooters and wagons ready to decorate for our second annual 4th of July Community Parade.

Tags: Events

How You Know When It's Time to Move

6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Your house might be too small, or too big. Or maybe you're longing for a new neighborhood--or way of life. Wondering if you should head somewhere new? Here are seven signs it's time.

Tags: Home Buying Tips

Throw a Virtual Yard Sale! Our Top 5 Sites

6/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

You know what they say…”one man’s treasure is another one’s, well, old tennis racket.” And when better to avail oneself of their less-than-loved treasures than a big move. Here's where to set up shop...

Tags: Garage Sale,Moving Tips

What to Keep, What to Toss, and What to Sell

6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

Getting set to move but not sure where to begin? Check out our pointers on how to tackle the task.

Tags: Moving Tips,Garage Sale

Tips for Homebuyers

6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Buying a home is exciting; however, going through it for the first time can be a daunting task if you aren’t prepared. Here are a few pieces of advice I have gathered from new homebuyers that will help you during the process

Tags: Home Buying Tips,Real Estate Professional

5 Tips for Running a Home-based Business

6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Working from home offers an exciting opportunity to be your own boss in the comfort of your new nest. If you dream of a toll-free commute that only requires a trip down the hall (pajamas optional), then here are a few pointers to get you set up.

Tags: Work Life

Make Way for Fido

6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Your pet is as much a part of your family as the human members, so make sure they have a space all their own. Whether it’s a dog bath in the mud room, a special shelf for toys and treats, or an entertainment center all their own, a pet suite can go a long way towards making your furry friends feel comfortable in a new home.

Tags: Pets,Outdoor Amenities

Modernize Your Home Design

6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

As time passes trends change and new lifestyle styles come into vogue – it’s easy to become overwhelmed with how quickly the world moves around us. One thing might be all the rage this year, and next year it could be dated; there’s no way to really tell. But you can design and curate your home into an oasis that’s both modern and timeless.

Tags: Design Ideas,Design

The Bright Side of Moving

6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

A new home and neighborhood could be just the fresh start you need. From broadening your perspective to reinventing yourself, check out these four reasons to relocate.

Tags: Moving Tips

10 Steps for Selecting the Right Builder

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Selecting the right builder for your needs is easy with these 10 steps.

Selecting the right home building firm for your needs and for the type of new home you seek is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home buying process.

Fortunately, there are some proven ways to speed up the research and selection process and to help ensure that you find a quality builder who’s a good match to construct your new home.

Tags: Builder

3 Must Try Day Trips

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley for a day trip. Thanks to being located conveniently close to 95. Embrey Mill is a great place to start your day adventures. While some of these are about an hour or two away, there are a couple that are a little further – but getting there is half the fun. With hundreds of miles of popular drives in Virginia, you’re sure to find one you love.

Tags: Fun Things to Do

Tech-Out Your Home

6/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill is full of beautiful, modern homes with the latest amenities, but why stop there? With today’s latest smart-home tech, you can create a home that’s safer, more convenient, and more energy efficient. Here are some of our favorite products to get you started.

Tags: Tech

Checklist for Prepping Your Home for Sale

7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.


10 Reasons to Make the Move to Embrey Mill

5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Set on 285 acres of refreshing open space in the rolling hills of historic North Stafford, Virginia—Embrey Mill has continued to prove its title as the #1 Family Community in Stafford County. The community here at Embrey Mill is truly remarkable, with a rich historical heritage and sense of place.


Tags: New Homes,Embrey House,Before 'n' After Cafe,Parks,Trails,Dog Park,Clubhouse,Community Pool

Memorial Day Pool Party

5/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the pool season and here at Embrey Mill and we are diving in with both feet. Our families will be gathering for our annual cook-out and pool party. The fun is enjoyed by everyone!




Tags: Events

Day Trip Guide Fredericksburg

5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

So you took the kids on a nature hike, hit all 6 parks, had a lunch outing at the Before ‘n’ After Café, but what else can you do on a nice weekend with the family? Now that spring is here at Embrey Mill you’re going to want to get out of the house and enjoy the rich history and beautiful sites in Northern Virginia.


Tags: Fun Things to Do,Day trips,Museums,Landmarks,Fredericksburg

Stafford County: DC Fastest Growing Suburb

5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

According to the Washingtonian, Stafford County is expected to see a 141.4% rise in population, with neighboring Spotsylvania County expected to rise 137.2%, and Frederick County (VA) expected to rise 77.8% by the year 2040. Those living at Embrey Mill know that Stafford Virginia is simply a wonderful place to live!


Tags: Stafford County,Location,Amenities,Washington DC

North Stafford Farmers Market

5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Spring means warmer weather, flowers, outside activities, and fresh produce! The Stafford County Farmers Market is bursting with fresh produce and products that are grown or made within a 125 mile radius of the market.

Tags: Farmers Market,Community Events

Wine and Design with Us!

4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Feeling like you need to escape from the daily grind? Painting is a naturally therapeutic activity that reduces stress and restores mental energy. The wine doesn't hurt either!

Tags: Events

Family Yoga

4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, video games and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. Yoga can help counter these pressures.

Tags: Events

The Embrey Mill Sweet 16 Celebration!

3/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us at Embrey Mill for our Sweet 16 Celebration! At our biggest event of the year, you can learn how to save $1,600 off the purchase of a new home, tour 7 Decorated Model homes, and experience all of the amazing amenities like the NEW Dogwood Dog Park and Rocky Run Trail! Come and celebrate a simpler, better way to live.



Tags: Events,Builders

Easter Egg Extravaganza 2016!

3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill is excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt! It will be Wednesday, March 23rd from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Embrey House lawn!

Tags: Events,Before 'n' After Cafe

New Homes Guide's 2016 Building Leaders at Embrey Mill

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that the Washington D.C. metro area is home to more homebuilders than any other large metropolitan area?

Tags: Builders,Homes

5 Upcoming Events You Won't Want to Miss in the Stafford Area

12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

It's no secret that there is always something to do here at Embrey Mill! Nonetheless, there sure is a lot going on outside of our beautiful community in the greater Stafford area as well! Don’t believe us? Be sure to check out a few of these upcoming events:

Tags: Events,Family Fun,Events and Activities

Why This Winter is the Perfect Time to Buy a New Home at Embrey Mill

12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Typically, winter is one of the slowest seasons for new home sales, mostly because homebuyers are wary of traveling in the colder weather. According to’s article Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter, it is better to consider buying a home in the winter to beat the home buying crowds that will be largest during the spring season. This, combined with the current state of the real estate market, makes now the perfect time to buy your dream home at Embrey Mill in Stafford, VA!

Tags: Holiday,Design Ideas

The Best of 2015 Holiday Home Trends

12/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

With the holiday season right at your doorstep, you may have already started to put up decorations or pick out the perfect Christmas tree. If you are still working on decorating your new Embrey Mill home and want to try something new, we have rounded up 2015’s hottest holiday home trends!

Tags: Holiday,Design Ideas

#SummerofEmbrey: Upcoming Events

7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM


Join us for our upcoming summer program event series #SummerofEmbrey. We’ve planned a calendar full of activities including concerts, movies, fitness classes and kid-friendly events from June through August.


Big news! just released its top school rankings!

12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Big news! just released its top school rankings and we’re proud that Colonial Forge High School, where Embrey Mill high school students currently attend, was ranked #28 in Virginia, #35 in the DC Metro area, and #836 in the country (out of 14,431 schools). Go Eagles!

Tags: Education,Schools

Swing By to Grab a Bite – at the Grounds Bistro and Cafe!

11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Now through the end of the year when you visit Embrey Mill to check out our seven model homes, lunch is on the house!



Tags: Amenities,Before 'n' After Cafe

Congratulations to three of our builders who won at last night’s Great American Living Awards (GALA)!

10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Congratulations to three of our builders who won at last night's Great American Living Awards (GALA)! We now count two Wins and one Award of Merit among our ranks – not bad for Embrey Mill's first year participating.

Tags: Builders

This Weekend: Parade of Homes Continues at Embrey Mill

10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill is proud to feature three winners of the 2014 Fredericksburg Parade of Homes. The event continues this weekend, so don't miss your chance to come see all seven entries!

Tags: Builders

Embrey House Will Open Doors To Innovative Services And Amenities

1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Amenity Center Differentiates Community, Offering On-site Restaurant and Concierge Services

Tags: Amenities,Community Events

Stafford Looks To Embrey Mill To Continue County's Record Growth

9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Upon opening on September 28th, Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia, is expected to become a major driver of Stafford County's record economic growth. The highly anticipated community brings jobs and new homes to a region experiencing a surge in population and commerce.

Tags: Events,Grand Opening

Embrey Mill Announces September 28 Grand Opening

7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia has chosen September 28th as its much-anticipated opening date. Eager homebuyers will finally be able to tour nine model homes, and to see in-person how the community is taking shape.

Tags: Events,Grand Opening

Embrey Mill Signs Before ‘n’ After Cafe to Join Embrey House

6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia is excited to name Before 'n' After Cafe as its restaurant partner for Embrey House.


Tags: Before 'n' After Cafe

Embrey Mill Announces Initial Home Builders

6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

Embrey Mill, an 831-acre master-planned community in North Stafford, Virginia is pleased to announce the selection of homebuilders for its first phase of development.

Tags: Grand Opening,Builders

Embrey Mill, an 831-acre New Home Community Announced in North Stafford

3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Newland Communities and their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE (NASH) are pleased to announce their newest master-planned community, "Embrey Mill." Currently under construction, Embrey Mill is a premier 831-acre community development located in North Stafford, Virginia. When complete, Embrey Mill is planned to include 1,827 new homes, 285-acres of open space, public parks, civic and recreation centers, and 10 miles of trails.

Tags: Grand Opening